“It felt just like a normal relationship.”

When Megan, 23, was planning her move to NYU in August 2012 for a grad-school program, she knew it wasn’t going to be cheap. She worried over the phone to a friend about the costs of living and joked that maybe she’d use a dating site to score a few free meals in her new, expensive city. Her friend suggested she try out sugar dating…

Megan put up a profile even before she’d touched down in the city and was invited out by a 47-year-old lawyer. She spent one of her first nights in the city enjoying fancy sushi and cocktails, and it pulled back the curtain on the privileged world of moneyed Manhattan. “I was skeptical at first about it because I was like, this is like the kind of thing that could attract a lot of creeps, but [it was] actually really nice.” A few dates later — and only two weeks in — she found a 40-something finance professional offering to pay her $1,000 every 10 days, in exchange for her company at dinner, over drinks and on occasional weekend trips. The relationship turned physical after a time. “I never felt pressured to do anything I didn’t want to do,” Megan says. “But, it did eventually reach that point. But it felt natural. It felt just like a normal relationship.” Megan collected an estimated $20,000 from her sugar daddy before they ended the relationship on amicable terms.

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  1. Posted by Finance Troll | February 10, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    And this is different than traditional NYC dating how?

  2. Posted by biglawinsecure | February 10, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    1000 dollars every 10 days seems pretty steep.

  3. Posted by Quant me maybe... | February 10, 2014 at 4:11 PM

    And $20,000 makes it a long term relationship in Manhattan.

    >Bet she was the winter chick because the summer chick would have had to chip in for the Hamptons share.

  4. Posted by SEC | February 10, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    What ? 3 diner drinks taxis

    Okay maybe a little steep, but ballpark.

    Of course there would be play by 2cd date min

  5. Posted by HighFrequencyHater | February 10, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    For the girl pictured, no doubt.

  6. Posted by Guest | February 10, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    all women are prostitutes. some just take the money straight up for sex. others require you to pay for dinner and drinks first.

  7. Posted by Turnip Truck | February 11, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    "they ended the relationship on amicable terms"

  8. Posted by Eliot Spitzer | February 11, 2014 at 1:14 AM

    Wait a second…he was only paying a grand and getting a WHOLE TEN DAYS?!?

  9. Posted by guestest | February 11, 2014 at 5:29 AM

    she's been in and out of relationships ever since…